Uncover Secrets: Philadelphia's Art & Controversy Self-Guided Tour

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 1.6km
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Duration 30m
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  • We will send the tour within 48 hours or refund your money
  • Start your journey with the In-App Audio Tour
  • Uncover secrets at the Barnes Foundation
  • Admire Rodin's soulful sculptures
  • Experience the battle with The Burghers of Calais
  • Pose with the iconic Rocky Statue
Delve into 'Art and Controversy in Philadelphia' with this immersive self-guided audio tour. This journey is perfect for anyone intrigued by the dramatic tales and undercurrents that shape an art scene. Starting at Logan Square Fountain and culminating at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, explore the compelling narratives that Philadelphia harbors beyond its iconic historical offerings. Find out about the path from quiet squares to bustling parkways that holds untold stories of art, scandals, and standing traditions challenged by new ideologies. The tour commences at the picturesque Logan Square Fountain, travels down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and concludes with the famed Rocky Statue in front of the vast museum that overlooks the city. Discover landmark art controversies ranging from the Barnes Foundation's clandestine dealings to Thomas Eakins' provocative naturalism. Listen to the tales of secret art sales and trustee betrayals that shook the foundations of Philadelphia's art institutions. Highlights include the profound Rodin Museum collection and the enigmatic Gates of Hell sculpture. By the tour's end, have intimate encounters with remarkable sculptures and the local ire they once drew, impressive modern art tucked within a historic library, and the fervor surrounding an underdog boxer's monument that eclipses traditional art's fame. This trek reveals how the artistic soul of Philadelphia is as much shaped by its controversies as its creativities.

What's included

  • Downloadable self-guided audio tour via the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Earphones are not included — please bring your own
  • Tickets to the attractions along the way are not included

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Logan Square Fountain
The Rocky Statue and the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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